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Great payment option for UK expats - Currensea

Hi everyone

I thought I'd share what is going to be my main payment method in Switzerland and cross border shopping (at least for places that don't take Amex).

Currensea - https://www.currensea.com/

For free you get a 0.5% FX card linked to your UK bank account which gives you 2 Krisflyer (Singapore airlines) miles per spent. I'd value the Krisflyer miles conservatively at 1p each - so 1.5% cashback

For 25 a year you can get the same with 0% FX - 2% cashback.

Much better than paying with a local mastercard.
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Re: Great payment option for UK expats - Currensea

Thanks for this. Did you compare it vs. Revolut - what do you see as the advantages?

Revolut has a currency exchange limit of GBP 1000 per month. I couldn't see any limit on Currensea but it seems you need to connect it to a UK bank account and have a UK home address
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Thanks for this. Did you compare it vs. Revolut - what do you see as the advantages?

Revolut has a currency exchange limit of GBP 1000 per month. I couldn't see any limit on Currensea but it seems you need to connect it to a UK bank account and have a UK home address
there is not limit if you paid subscriber
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